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Will Healy, APSU Govs’ Staff to Wear Coach to Cure MD Patches, Saturday

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University head coach, Will Healy, and staff will wear Coach to Cure MD patches Saturday, September 24th as part of the American Football Coaches Association’s fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Austin Peay Football staff to wear Coach to Cure MD patches Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football staff to wear Coach to Cure MD patches Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Football fans can help support the fight to end Duchenne by either going online to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5.00 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill).

Last year, more than 10,000 college coaches at more than 525 different institutions participated in Coach To Cure MD events. The eight-year fundraising total is just over $1.2 million.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. People with Duchenne develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function.

Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne and limited therapeutic options exist.

“It is an honor for our coaches to continue to serve an important cause as Coach To Cure MD,” said Todd Berry, AFCA executive director. “The support from our membership at all levels is tremendous. You can’t watch a game that weekend without seeing our coaches prominently displaying their arm patches.”

About the AFCA

American Football Coaches AssociationThe American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and is considered the primary professional association for football coaches at all levels of competition. The 11,000-member organization includes more than 90 percent of head coaches at the 700- plus schools that sponsor football at the college level.

Members include coaches from Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico.

About PPMD

Parent Project Muscular DystrophyParent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – our mission is to end Duchenne.

We invest deeply in treatments for this generation of people affected by Duchenne and in research that will benefit future generations. We advocate in Washington, D.C., and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. We demand optimal care, and we strengthen, unite and educate the global Duchenne community.

Everything we do – and everything we have done since our founding in 1994 – helps people with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives. We will not rest until every person has a treatment to end Duchenne. Go to www.ParentProjectMD.org for more information or to learn how you can support our efforts and help families affected by Duchenne. Follow PPMD on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Fans can also follow all the action from the 2016-17 season on www.LetsGoPeay.com, on Twitter @LetsGoPeay & @AustinPeayFB and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LetsGoPeay


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